Once a guy that didn’t understand why he was being benched by Doug Marrone, EJ Manuel evidently does not hold a grudge toward the current-day Buffalo Bills.
Manuel, the former first-round pick of the Bills in 2013 that didn’t pan out, recently gave a shoutout to Josh Allen. Following Allen’s extension with the Bills, which he signed last week, Manuel said he’s happy for the QB.
Going even further, Manuel went on to call the Bills a team that could even bring home the Super Bowl as early as this season.
Via CNY Central, here’s what Manuel, who clearly doesn’t hold any grudges, said:
Former Bills’ QB @EJManuel3 on Josh Allen’s new contract:
“I’m extremely excited for Josh. He’s progressed every single year. When you have a team that has success and possibly now a Super Bowl favorite along with the Chiefs…that’s what happens. You get paid.” pic.twitter.com/tAGt90EzCo
— Tommy CNY (@TommySladek) August 13, 2021
Manuel himself retired from football in May 2019. He bounced around in a few backup roles before hanging ’em up.
Now he’s onto broadcasting and works with the ACC Network. That’s why the background behind Manuel is the University of Syracuse. Manuel was doing a preseason media tour of sorts.